Unlocking the Power of the Cloud for Application Development

We talk to a lot of developers and architects about cloud computing, and one of the things that we run across from time-to-time is an element of skepticism due simply to the incredible amount of hype out there in the marketplace. To help clarify what’s real and what’s hype we’re teaming up with our partners

Virtual Lab – November Release Now Live!

The November 2008 release of Skytap Virtual Lab went live today! A list of major enhancements present in the November release is provided below. As always, thanks for your continued input and feedback on the product! Configuration Management One-Click Snapshots: Configurations can now be snapshotted with a single click. You no longer need to suspend

Skytap Announces Integrated Platform for Professional Developers

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 27, 2008 – Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based virtual lab solutions, today announced it will demonstrate integration with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System at the 2008 Professional Developers Conference (PDC) held in Los Angeles from October 27-30. Effective immediately, Microsoft developers can log into Skytap’s Virtual Lab Platform

The Cloud Wars: Who Will Win?

Today, Microsoft announced its Windows Azure cloud computing offering, further validating the market for cloud-based platforms. Given the multitude of major players in this market, including Amazon and Google, and the speed of innovation, we should see some major advances in cloud technologies which will greatly benefit customers. But who will be big winners (and

What is Infrastructure-as-a-Service?

Wikipedia defines Infrastructure-as-a-Service as ‘the delivery of computer infrastructure (typically a platform virtualization environment) as a service’. I believe we’ll see an evolution of offerings that build on the IaaS category. The two leading use cases right now are app/web site hosting and testing/training/demo. For app/web site hosting, a service provider should support standard operating

Skytap Announces Worldwide Resell Agreement with SAVVIS

Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based infrastructure solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with SAVVIS Inc., a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, to resell Skytap’s Virtual Lab service. The alliance enables SAVVIS customers to quickly and cost effectively conduct software development and testing in the cloud using Skytap’s Virtual Lab

Skytap Showcases ‘Hybrid’ Cloud Service and Joins VMware vCloud Initiative

Today at VMworld in Las Vegas, Skytap, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based virtual infrastructure solutions announced it has joined the VMware vCloud Initiative to participate in developing an integrated set of services via standard APIs to allow the seamless extension of traditional IT into the cloud. Skytap’s existing cloud-based Virtual Lab platform enables organizations

API and ‘One-Click’ VPN Screencasts

We launched our REST-based Web services API and one-click VPN functionality today which gives  organizations a way to use cloud resources as as an extension of existing onsite IT environments. View these two screencasts to see how they work! API Screencast ‘One-Click’ VPN Screencast

Skytap Delivers API to Enable ‘Hybrid’ Cloud Computing

Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of cloud infrastructure solutions, today announced the availability of an API that enables customers to blend Skytap’s cloud-based Virtual Lab platform with their existing onsite IT infrastructure. Rather than using cloud resources in a silo, Skytap’s Web services API and one-click VPN functionality allows organizations to create a “hybrid” IT

Skytap Expands Virtual Lab Platform with Online Training Solution

Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of cloud infrastructure solutions, today announced a new training solution for its flagship Virtual Lab platform. Skytap’s training solution enables organizations to quickly and efficiently migrate on-site training infrastructure to the cloud, achieving up to 90 percent faster setup of complex classroom environments and easier online administration. Read the full

Skytap Delivers API to Enable ‘Hybrid’ Cloud Computing

Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of cloud infrastructure solutions, today announced the availability of an API that enables customers to blend Skytap’s cloud-based Virtual Lab platform with their existing onsite IT infrastructure. Rather than using cloud resources in a silo, Skytap’s Web services API and one-click VPN functionality allows organizations to create a “hybrid” IT

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